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Title: Make safety awareness a priority: Use a login software in your research facility

We report on a facility login software, whose objective is to improve safety in multi-user research facilities. Its most important safety features are: 1) blocks users from entering the lab after being absent for more than a predetermined number of days; 2) gives users a random safety quiz question, which they need to answer satisfactorily in order to use the facility; 3) blocks unauthorized users from using the facility afterhours; and 4) displays the current users in the facility. Besides restricting access to unauthorized users, the software keeps users mindful of key safety concepts. In addition, integration of the software with a door controller system can convert it into an effective physical safety mechanism. Depending on DOE approval, the code may be available as open source.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113555-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1871-5532; R&D Project: 16060; 16060; KC0403020
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1871-5532
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; laboratory safety; facility management; Center for Functional Nanomaterials
OSTI Identifier:
1344238